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John Kilmurray Elected Club Chairman At Our 130th AGM

130th Rhode Rhode GAA Club AGM 2018

The 130th  Rhode GAA Club took place on Thursday night  last with over 35 members in Attendance.  Chairman Joe Malone opened the meeting by welcoming all in attendance. Fr,Greg opened with a payer  which included  all  members  especially those who died during the year.  The minutes of last years Agm were read out and then the Club Constitution  was passed it was down to the various reports where Secretary , Treasurer ,  Chairman and Minor Chairman gave excellent and detailed reports on the year gone.

In his 2nd and final address as Chairman Joe Malone  highlighted  many notable events and achievements for the club throughout the past year most especially our Senior team winning the championship for the 29th time and the 3rd year in a row and a 4th league title in a row.  Joe Spoke of what an honour it was to serve as Chairman of a great club.

The Following were Elected :


Paddy McCormack

Vice Presidents

Paddy Kerrigan, Liam Swaine, Martin Heavey, John Glennon, Paddy Doolan, Eugene Mulligan, Jody Gunning , Seamus Murphy.


Joe Kellaghan and Fr Greg Corcoran PP.


Joe Kellaghan, Johnny Mooney, James Murphy, Brendan Ward , Michael Delaney.

Chairman  John Kilmurray

Vice Chairman Oliver Murphy

Secretary Eoghan Hickey

Assistant Secretary Pat FitzGerald

Treasurer  Mary Hannon

Assistant Treasurer   Patricia McManus

PRO Robert Kellaghan


Asst. PRO\’s  Paul Hickey and John Glennon

Children’s Officer Cathal Swords

Minor Club Chairman Stephen Darby

Minor Club Secretary Tracey Murphy

Coaching Coordinator  Ronan Heavey

Registar Ger Noonan

Development Officer James Murphy

Health and Wellbeing Officer Pauric Murphy

Safety Officer Gordan Kerrigan

Club Liaison Officer Richie Glennon

County Convention Delegates  Joe Malone, John Kilmurray & Cathal Swords.

County Board Delegates John Kilmurray . others TBC


Orla Kilmurray, Regina Swaine , Declan Gorman, Bill Glennon, Eugene Mulligan, Derek Kellaghan, Pat McManus, Alan Kellaghan (additions will be made by club executive)

Team Managements

Chairman Joe Malone said progress was been made and hopes to have them in place shortly.


Craig Byrne asked if the club  knew of any coaching courses coming up and he was informed that county board would  be notifying club in coming months.

On Behalf of the Club Executive PRO Robert Kellaghan thanked and praised Chairman Joe Malone ( 2 year), Secretary Ger Hynes (5 years) and Treasurer Patricia McManus  (6 years) for all their hard work throughout the years.

He went on to thank his fellow Assistant PRO\’s Paul Hickey & John Glennon for their continuous hard work and assistance and the local press for their wonderful support in getting our message out.

it was a very successful AGM for our club and we look forward to working with our friends and supporters  in 2019  to bring further success to the club

Chairman Joe Malone Closed the meeting and wished everyone a happy Christmas and New year.

Bridge House Offaly GAA Awards night

Massive Congratulations to Anton Sullivan (2018 Offaly Senior Footballer of the year) & David Hope (2018 Offaly Handballer of the year) on these massive achievements. The Bridge House Offaly GAA Awards Night takes place on Saturday the 19th of January


Rod Og Minor Club  Green & Gold Mile St.Stephen\’s Day Charity Walk

Join  Rod Og Minor Club  on St.Stephen\’s Day for their Green & Gold Mile Charity walk around the Clubs walking Track in  Fr,Dowling Park from between 9:30am & 11:30am. All donations made on the day will go to the Rotunda Maternity Hospital. Join us to walk off the Christmas Dinner for a wonderful cause. Tea/Coffee and refreshments will be served.


Rhode GAA Christmas Draw 2018

We are delighted to announce we will be holding a Christmas Draw which will be held on Friday 21st of December in Killeen\’s Croghan Lounge at 8pm

Tickets have been  distributed and available in all local businesses in the Village @ €2 a line or Full card €20

Raffle Prizes :

€500 Euro Bloomfield Gym Voucher

Food Hamper

20 Bales of Briquette\’s Bord Na Mona



2 Tickets to Neil Delamere  22/2/19

Ladies Gift Hamper

Mens Gift Hamper

2 Tickets to Bernard O\’shea  23/3/19

Meal Voucher

Shaz Hair Voucher

Voucher for Dermot Halls Menswear

Xmas eve gift box

Kids football hamper

Fresh Flower  Table Display with Candle

Kids football hamper

Xmas cake

Xmas Pudding

Walking Track Membership

Xmas Cake

Anto\’s Barber\’s  Hair Voucher

Xmas Pudding

Book- The Rhode Way by Brian Darby

All Cards to be back in to Shaz Hair Salon at 5pm on Friday December 21st. Draw cannot take place till ticket\’s are in.

Please come along enjoy the live music and join in in the festive mood.


2003 Junior A  County Champions Reunion

These bunch of lads made history in 2003 by beating a highly fancied Edenderry team on a score line of Rhode 1-13 Edenderry 1-10. The game was played on the 20th of September that year in Croghan on a glorious summers evening.

Edenderry went into the game unbeaten all year and were red hot favorites but the Rhode lads knew what they were made of and what it was going to mean for them and the parish to win this match. In one of the best games ever played by a Rhode team, Rhode came out victorious after a excellent game of football and the rest is history.
To remember these hero’s the reunion commitare organizing and fun filled night in O’Tooles Bar on December 28th starting at 8.00pm. On the night, the match itself will be shown thought-out the bar with music and lots of craic afterwards.
The reunion committee are planning on having a raffle on the night and all the money from that will go to a local charity.
More details to follow but please mark this one down in you calendar because this has the makings of a night to be remembered.


County Final DVD\’s

2018 County Final Dvd\’s are available to Order @€10 by contacting Robert Kellaghan 0876452964/ Joe Malone 0860553879



There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 10th of December for a Jackpot of €4,200.  The numbers drawn were 4 11 12 30.  The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to O’Toole’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation.  The following matched three numbers and received €70 each.


Martina Harnett

Geraldine Lenehan

Aggie Reilly


Christmas draw will take place next week in Doyle’s and there will be an extra €1,000 given out in prizes.


The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online through our website.  The good news is when you play the lotto online you are entitled to free draws, for example, pay for seven draws, receive the eighth one free, pay for fourteen draws receive two free and so on.  In other words, the more you play the more free draws you are entitled to!!


Lotto Dates for Christmas

Please Note the Lotto draws for the next 2 weeks take place on Sunday December 23rd in Killeen\’s ;Lounge & Sunday December 3oth in Otoole\’s . Please have all books returned by 6pm each Sunday.


Get well:

Get well wishes are extended to all of the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalized at the moment


Happy Christmas & New Year

Rhode GAA would like to thank all our Members and Supporters for supporting the club throughout  2017 and we wish you and yours and very happy and holy  Christmas and wonderful 2018 !!


If you’re not it, you can’t win – Buy 7 tickets – Get 1 free!

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